- circular file
- Americana wastepaper basketMost of them are round; and see file thirteen.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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circular file — n a ↑wastepaper basket used humorously … Dictionary of contemporary English
circular file — noun singular HUMOROUS a way of describing a WASTE BASKET that makes it sound like an important part of the system used for organizing documents in an office … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
circular file — n. Informal a wastebasket … English World dictionary
circular file — noun a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish • Syn: ↑wastepaper basket, ↑waste paper basket, ↑wastebasket, ↑waste basket • Hypernyms: ↑container * * * noun … Useful english dictionary
circular file — n. a wastebasket. (See also file thirteen.) □ That letter went straight into the circular file. □ Most of the junk mail sits here until I can put it into the circular file … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
circular file — noun The trash container; the wastebasket. He was completely under qualified for the job, so I put his resume directly into the circular file. Syn: round file … Wiktionary
circular file — garbage can or wastebasket, file 13 A lot of memos go in the circular file. They re garbage … English idioms
circular file — cir′cular file′ n. cvb sts a wastebasket • Etymology: 1945–50 … From formal English to slang
circular file — noun Date: 1967 wastebasket … New Collegiate Dictionary
circular file — Facetious. a wastebasket. [1945 50] * * * … Universalium